Monday, October 26, 2009

A Green Perspective: Candidate Mary DeCamp's Reform Plan

Posted By on Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 10:51 PM

Another proposal from Green Party candidate Mary DeCamp, who is running in Ward 3 City Council race:

Sticking with my proclivity to offer pro-active and constructive input instead of negative reaction, I would propose we move to proportional representation and instant runoff voting in our elections.

Right now people stick with the two major parties (Republocrats and/or Demicans - both serve the big business & government interests instead of the people's) because that is where the power is. If you ask most folks, they resoundingly endorse the Green Party's 10 key values (grassroots democracy, social justice, ecological wisdom, non-violence, decentralization, gender equity, community-based economics, respect for diversity, personal & global responsibility, and future focus/sustainability). But they don't want to register Green because they think the party doesn't have enough political muscle.

If everyone who endorsed Green Party values would switch their voter registration on the same day, you would see

political muscle! But everyone hesitates until enough of their friends, family, or neighbors jump on the bandwagon.

The time is now, and we're running short on time. The planet continues to warm (see AZ Daily Star today, pg. A8, about Pew study that says while more scientists agree, fewer regular folks believe global warming is an issue), the economy continues to spiral downward, and the social fabric continues to weaken.

Become part of the shift. Move your mouth, your money, and your political registration to Green-based values.

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